When two teens figure out they can manipulate emotions by firing their finger guns, chaos ensues. In Vault Comics’ Finger Guns #1 “there will be laughs. There will be tears. There will be uncomfortable teen feelings and angst. Oh yeah… and chaos. So much chaos.”
Written by Justin Richards and illustrated by Val Halvorson, the new series is colored by Rebecca Nalty. Designer Tim Daniel and letterer Taylor Esposito of Ghost Glyph Studios complete the creative team. There is also a Pulp & Paint B Cover from Nathan Gooden and Daniel and a special wraparound cover from fan-favorite artist Jen Hickman (TEST, Jem and the Holograms).
Vault Editor-in-Chief, Adrian Wassel describes the book in a statement:
“Finger Guns is a deceptively brave story. It’s about kids, who have the strange ability to point their fingers at people and—bang—manipulate their emotions, but it is not a story for kids. Finger Guns handles some heavy themes and tough imagery with such a deft touch you could almost miss it—almost. You’ll see a young white kid running around blasting people with a finger gun that makes them powerfully angry. You’ll see a young girl of color firing a calm gun to stem the chaotic tide. You’ll see these two become friends—support each other, learn from each other, and even hurt each other, in equal measure. Finger Guns is a book about emotional maturity, what it takes to grow up, how few of us actually do, and the importance of harnessing compassion in an age of selfishness. Like I said, it’s deceptively brave. You’ll have so much fun, right up until you feel the tears welling.”
Finger Guns #1 releases Wednesday, February 26. Head to your favorite local comic shop to grab your copy. For more on the series visit Vault’s website.
Ahead of the release, The Beat received an exclusive and extended preview of the comic. Take a look at some interior pages and covers here.